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February 13, 1932

Conquering Arthritis.

JAMA. 1932;98(7):576. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730330058033

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Abstract

Arthritis is by no means conquered. Scientific medicine has learned something about the nature of various forms of arthritis and, through trial and error or methods based on some knowledge of causation it has learned to help considerable numbers of those who suffer with rheumatic disease. The book is divided into chapters which trace the history and the classification of arthritis, give the cycles of the disease, state the distinction between the various forms, and describe the treatment. It becomes obvious at once to the reader that no one form of treatment is applicable to all cases but that the skilful physician will combine rest, exercise, diet, drugs, biologic methods, physical methods, surgical and orthopedic treatment and changes of climate in working out a formula that will be successful for the specific patient. The book is written in a form that can be followed by any intelligent reader.

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